noun (plural teloi /ˈteloi/ /ˈtēloi/)chiefly Philosophy or literary
An ultimate object or aim.
- It's a teleological structure, but the successful continuation of the presence of the interactive focus defers and ultimately defeats the telos.
- The tragic hero, we are told, still treats the ethical as his telos or goal, even if this entails subordinating particular duties to its attainment.
- The eschatological motif leads likewise to a theology that takes its orientation from the perspective of our human telos together with the telos of creation as a whole.
Greek, literally 'end'.
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